Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
Torrey, R. D.
Response to address of welcome, pp. 17-18 PDF (424.2 KB)
RzsWoxNs TO ADDRESS o0 WELCOxE. RESPONSE TO ADDRESS OF WELCOME. By Hon. RX D. TOEtRzy, Milwaukee. Xr. Mayor:-The pleasant duty, devolves upon me of accepting the welcome just given by you to the members of this convention as the chief executive of this beautiful, thriving city, and thank you for the sincerity with which you have extended its hospitali- ties to the members and friends of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association on this occasion. The value of the courtesies and wel- comes of life depends mainly on the sincerity with which they are extended. Often we find ourselves welcomed by the convention- alities and forms of the world to a cold and cheerless kind of reality, so that we come almost unconsciously to dread to be wel- coied, preferring to take our chance in the good old-fashioned way of making ourselves at home. But when, as now, there comes to us courtesy in so marked a degree, and welcome so sincerely ex- tended, it is with more than ordinary pleasure we say that we thank you for your words of greeting and encouragement The society under whose auspices this convention is held, has for its member- ship many of the best men of the state, representative men of that better class of farmers who are not content with the achievements acd improvements of our yesterday, but who are ever watchful for and desirous to attain to the highest degree of excellence in the dairy branch of farm husbandry. These men represent a class whose product goes very far towards making up the wealth of the nation. They represent a class who by their patient effort, guided by intelligent application, have developed Wisconsin as one of the best dairy states in the Union, and made the song of the dairymaid the popular one of the land, and in doing so hive become a terror to manufacturers and dealers in oleomargarine, buttering, and other vile compounds of evil-doers. Through the energy of these men the quality of the product of the Wisconsin dairy has reached that point of excellence that eastern buyers not only want our butter and cheese at fair rates, but want it branded from Wisconsin, and take particular pains to let their trade know that it is from this state, and doubtless much more butter and cheese are sold in the eastern market by eastern men as Wisconsin make than is made in the state, thus succeeding under the well earned laurels of our own Badger State. 1,A
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